The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology today announced the formation of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Red Hat Academy through a partnership with Red Hat. In order to help academic institutions launch and maintain an open source and Linux curriculum program, Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed, and web-managed education program.
The goal of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is to produce leaders in the fields of agriculture, engineering, technology, enterprise development, built environment, health sciences, social sciences, and other applied sciences to meet the demands of a rapidly changing global environment. As a university of technology, JKUAT has been eager to forge strategic partnerships with businesses that will benefit her faculty, staff, and the entire nation. The Red Hat content will be included in already-existing course units to establish the Red Hat Academy curriculum.
By providing students with Red Hat training, Red Hat Academy transforms academic institutions into hubs for talent that is prepared for the enterprise. For more than ten years, Red Hat Academy has offered practical training, curriculum, laboratories, performance-based testing, and teacher support to high schools and higher education institutions across the world that have the necessary technology and support settings. Through practical, performance-based instruction and assessment, the online course material for Red Hat Academy aids in the development of competencies.
Since new technology is developing so quickly, no one of us can fully comprehend the forces of information and communications technology (ICT) on our own, but we can cooperate across nations, governments, and industries. By adhering to the Red Hat Academy’s course offerings, JKUAT will support Kenya’s ICT ecosystem by developing ICT capacity and skills. This will aid students in bridging the knowledge gap between theory and practice and acquiring the necessary skills. This partnership will also enable JKUAT to keep providing cutting-edge training and cultivating student talent with useful skills for the ICT sector and the community.
“We’re pleased to have Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology join us in this growing Red Hat Academy Program,” said Tariq Fazal, director, global learning services, Red Hat. “We work closely with a variety of educational institutions to help students learn about Red Hat technologies and solutions and establish in-demand open source skills. We look forward to continued collaboration with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology as a member of Red Hat’s training and certification ecosystem.”